002: MY FAMILY’S STORY: BREAKING PATTERNS OF MENTAL ILLNESS (A DISCUSSION WITH MY SISTERS ) PT 2
Continuing to explore our family trauma, we are diving into our own personal viewpoints of suicide, why we believe Shawna’s decision was spontaneous and using the resources we have available now to prevent this from happening again. We are digging into why the gut may play a bigger role in depression than we realize, why prescription medications were a fogging agent in Shawna’s decision, and how we viewed her act of suicide as a catalyst for our personal missions. And there’s more…
TRIGGER WARNING: We share personal accounts of ritual abuse, suicide and domestic violence.
Being messy is a part of life, and we are here to inspire you to choose freedom and your own path. By getting out of the hopelessness and listening to clues from the universe, you can boldly step into a different path and stop living on autopilot.
We can never know what is going on inside someone else’s mind. But by creating a space of open communication, transparency, and love, we can use the tools available to us to prevent suicide and stop this pattern in its tracks. Have you been personally impacted by suicide, mental health issues or abuse? Let us know in the comments.
In This Episode (again, TRIGGER WARNING: We share personal accounts of ritual abuse, suicide and domestic violence.)
- Understanding that you do not have to live in your current state of sadness
- The out of body experience of dressing a loved one after they have passed
- Becoming hypersensitive to losing members of your family
- Taking a loss and transmuting it into your own individual path
“I remember standing in front of a mirror and saying, I am not going to live like this.” (2:03) – Cherie
“The perception I had around it was, she was attempting to kill the pain, not to kill herself.” (9:36) – Taunia
“Ultimately, I think that her addiction and the illness compounded. And I just think that the real Shawna was not there. She didn’t have tools. I wanted to find the tools.” (18:43) – Cherie
“I promised her out loud that I would be her voice. And I have never quite felt such a distinctive clarity around my path. It was to be a voice for people who were suffering from emotional, mental or generational issues. And I haven’t stopped since.” (27:25) – Cherie
“I am grateful for Shawna. I would never want to live through that again, but she really did save our family.” (34:40) – Robin